Say NO to violence against women and girls worldwide.
The ‘Zonta Says No’ March was held on Saturday 1st December
What is domestic violence against women?
A pattern of abusive behaviours used to control or dominate another person!
There are many forms of domestic violence which can occur independently or in conjunction with each other:
Ongoing abuse of all kinds is harmful and gradually reduces the victim’s confidence and ability to seek help or leave.
What can we do?
- Don’t excuse or justify sexism
- Speak up when people disrespect women, sometimes they don’t even realise
- Empower women who you suspect may be victims, offer help and support
- Let victims know they aren’t alone and inform them about relevant services to help.